Cruel Crossing: Escaping Hitler Over the Pyrenees
- Midnight scrambles across rooftops to flee the Gestapo
- Bayonets jabbed into haystacks and suspicious ticket inspectors
- Nazi collaboration and Resistance betrayals
- Gadgetry, burning Lancasters and evil SS officers
- Doomed love affairs and heroic self-sacrifice
Everything you would expect of a tale of wartime escape and evasion is here in this collection of stories and reminiscence from the Chemin de Libertie: the perilous climb through the Pyrenees used by men, women and children escaping Occupied France to Spain. Edward undertook the walk to experience some of the hardships of the wartime refugees, finding himself with fellow pilgrims each with their own personal reasons for commemorating an extraordinary aspect of WW2. The walk, interviews with the few remaining survivors, and previously unseen primary source material combine into a hugely accessible, poignant and inspiring history.
The audio rights are handled by Alice Lutyens.
Katie McGowan manages the translation rights for Cruel Crossing: Escaping Hitler Over the Pyrenees
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